ZFS

Big storage

I’m thinking about creating a storage box. One with a lot of disk space. It will be used for backups and stuff. I will continue to backup to tape as well. I’m considering this case, which has 8xSATA hot-swap bays: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811192058 If I was buying a RAID card, I’d buy this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816131002&Tpk=areca%201120 But I …

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Faster backups

Backups come in three flavors: Full – backup everything Differential – backup everything since the last Full backup Incremental – backup everything since the last backup (Full or Incremental) I took the above from What Is Bacula? Most systems use mtime to determine if a file has changed. Thus, any file that has been modified …

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